Jan Handman  

A Walk in the Park by Jan Handman

May 2022 - A Walk in the Park

May 2022 - Jan Handman


May 2022 - Jan Handman

Original 2

About the Image(s)

I’m still working with motion blur in this image. Original 1 is a photo of some rust and peeling paint on a car, but it looked like sky and turf in the abstract to me. So I applied horizontal motion blur, which made me think of a park next to a river. I rendered the three trees in PS, added in the birds, bench and man, and brushed in a cane to slow the man down. In Filter Gallery>Poster Edges I added some additional definition. Then into On1 for a couple of texture filters and a slight vignette.

5 comments posted

Brian Menzies   Brian Menzies
What a great eye you had Jan to see the landscape in your rusted car image. You have created an excellent intriguing abstract. What did you mean by "Rendered three trees" in PS please?   Posted: 05/08/2022 22:43:42
Jan Handman   Jan Handman
Thanks for your feedback Brian. Regarding the trees, in PhotoShop you can create a myriad of pretty realistic looking trees by selecting "Filter" in the top menu bar. Once the drop down menu opens, select "Render" and then "Tree." I usually create a new layer first so I can delete it and not affect other artwork below if necessary. Once you're in the tree creation menu, it's such fun to experiment with the many types of trees shown at the top, and then use the slider bars to change how many leaves you want, branch height, etc. The possibilities are endless. Most of the time I end up making them into a silhouette, as I did in this month's image, because sometimes the rendering looks more like a drawing than an actual photo. Hope I explained it okay. Let me know if you have any other questions.   Posted: 05/10/2022 14:11:11

Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
From rust to sky - well seen and great imagination. A nice simple story, really well executed. I love everything about it with the exception of the birds. Lean towards leaving them out, although that creates a wee bit more negative space. Or maybe just make them a bit smaller. In any case, a beautiful image. Have to run and look for a rusty something!
  Posted: 05/09/2022 07:49:46

Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Good work, Jan. Your trees look so realistic. I feel that the birds add to the image, maybe even more are needed. You usually see a whole flock on the sky. The motion blur of the rust holds the image together.   Posted: 05/12/2022 14:32:42

Steve Estill   Steve Estill
Another fine image which would look good on my wall! Your interpretation of the rusting car is excellent. I hope you keep playing with the motion blur!
I like the birds too. They add to the illusion of a cold winter day in the park.
I wonder if the walker will stop at the bench annd take it all in!   Posted: 05/15/2022 16:46:17


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